‘Nominating a legacy contact is harder than it looks, not least because of its brutal implication. The simple fact that it exists at all is a stark reminder that life is finite. Which is such a bummer. Facebook isn’t the place to go to learn that you’re going to die.’ Photograph: Getty Images

As a man in my mid-30s in the year 2015, I spend the bulk of my life diligently and repeatedly carrying out one simple task – ignoring the prospect of(...)

Intel and Micron Technology have begun production of a faster type of memory chip that could change how computers access large amounts of data. The n(...)

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals group reacted with fury and said in a statement: “If, as has been reported, this dentist and his guides lured Cecil out of the park with food so as to shoot him on private property ... he needs to be extradited, charged, and, preferably, hanged.” Photograph: AP 0:43

Two Zimbabweans arrested for illegally hunting a protected lion named Cecil have appeared in court as anger at the kill by an American dentist escalat(...)

Investors’ initial response to Apple’s recent earnings was to wipe more than $60 billion in value off the company, a “crash” that garnered headlines a(...)

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. The company’s Internet.org platform offers pared-down web services for free

Facebook plans to scale up its service to offer free basic Internet on mobile phones, an executive said, after introducing the application in 17 deve(...)

Clockwise: Dr James Crew, chairman of the Sanata Clara Valley Medical Centre and Berkeley survivors Niall Murray; Hannah Waters; Aoife Beary; and a recovering  Clodagh Cogley

The brain injury and spinal cord centre at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, 80km south of San Francisco, is busy with doctors, nurses and suppor(...)

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As the last decade came to a close, an unfortunate German woman went on her summer holidays to France. All was well until she decided to download a(...)

At the Aoife Beary fundraiser at Wesley Club were from left Jennifer Geraghty, Carla Canniffe,  the American Ambassador to Ireland Kevin O’Malley  James Doherty Trisha Doherty, Lucy Geraghty and Eimear O Hoherty. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Sombre it was not, even if awareness of the Berkelely tragedy was on all minds at the well attended Aoife Beary Fun Raiser tag rugby competition in(...)

Gun-toting citizens are showing up at military recruiting centres around the US. Photograph: Rose Baca/The Dallas Morning News via AP

Armed civilians who have volunteered to guard military recruiting stations across the US in the wake of the mass shooting in Chattanooga, Tennessee, h(...)

A makeshift memorial in Duisburg to victims of the Love Parade disaster on its fifth anniversary. Photograph: Sascha Steinbach/Getty Images

Five years after a stampede killed 21 and ended the Love Parade, the techno party returns to Berlin today under a more modest guise and a new name. Zu(...)